Steve Weinstein Signs With Stingrays

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Posted July 27, 2016

After signing Patrick Gaul, Marcus Perrier, and Colton Saucerman, South Carolina Stingrays head coach Ryan Warsofsky got defenseman Steve Weinstein to join Saucerman on the blue line.

Weinstein played all last season as part of the Cincinnati Cyclones, playing 52 games there with 22 points (three goals, 19 assists). He earned a four game call-up to the eventual Calder Cup Champion Lake Erie Monsters of the American Hockey League, notching one assist. Weinstein’s rights were acquired as “future considerations” in the Colin Mulvey trade.

“When I heard it was South Carolina, I was excited,” Weinstein said. “When I got the call early in the summer and I found out I was involved in a trade, it was a different experience because I have never been traded.”

The Los Angeles, California native brought a championship pedigree from the Vernon Vipers of the British Columbia Hockey League to a four-year career at Bentley University. As alternate captain in his senior season, he was named the Atlantic Hockey Association’s Best Defenseman.

Weinstein only played in Games 4 and 5 during the Cyclones’ brief playoff run, a seven-game, first-round loss to the Western Conference runners-up, the Fort Wayne Komets. He scored one goal in their Game 5 double overtime win.